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13Dec2016

Smarten Up! The Spoof is On

I was at a client’s office when the email – to her as president of a service organization – arrived, asking for a wire transfer of money. Other members of the organization got the same message, and some actually sent money. A scammer had spoofed a name or email address that was recognizable. This is
  • 13 Dec, 2016
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cybercrime, data security, fraud, hostageware, Malware, online safety, risk management, scam, spoof, uce,
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11Oct2016

Following the Money Conversations

Money is the only reason somebody steals information. Some 70 percent of the emails that lead to information theft are related to either financial institutions, businesses or something that mentions money in the subject line. Another 20 percent are related to espionage, and 5 percent are related to employee grudges. In most cases, curiosity kills
  • 11 Oct, 2016
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cybercrime, data security, hack, identitiy theft, information theft, money, phishing, scam, security, spam, spoofing, strong passwords,
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13Sep2016

Cybersecurity Checklist

We doubt the Russians or WikiLeaks are looking into your computer, but there’s a good chance somebody is. Want to get ahead of any possible problems? Try this checklist. Update your software – Security patches are almost always the feature of any software update for your operating system and application software, including Internet browsers. You
  • 13 Sep, 2016
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cybersecurity, data protection, privacy, scam, spoof, wikileaks,
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